Neil Killeen

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Neil Killeen
Personal information
Full name Neil Killeen
Born (1975-10-17) 17 October 1975 (age 41)
Shotley Bridge, Durham, England
Nickname Killer
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium fast
Role bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992–2010 Durham (squad no. 77)
2000 MCC
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 102 220
Runs scored 1302 683
Batting average 11.42 9.48
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 48 32
Balls bowled 16499 10385
Wickets 262 295
Bowling average 31.35 24.29
5 wickets in innings 9 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 7/70 6/31
Catches/stumpings 26/– 38/–
Source: CricketArchive, 25 August 2007

Neil Killeen (born 17 October 1975 in Shotley Bridge, Consett, County Durham) is a former English cricketer who has played for the cricket teams of Durham CCC, Marylebone Cricket Club and Combined Universities.

He began playing cricket aged ten, at Annfield Plain Cricket Club, playing at the various age groups and represented Durham at all ages and levels including First Class. He began his career with Durham as a schoolboy in 1992, when he was selected for the first team squad on a tour to Zimbabwe. He signed on a full contract with the club in 1995. He made his first class debut in 1995 against the West Indies and he was awarded his county cap in 1999. He toured the Caribbean with Young England in 1994/95, and toured with the M.C.C. in 2000.

He is best known for his exploits in the one-day game and is currently the leading one-day wicket taker in the club's history, having taken 43 wickets in the 2002 season. He played his last game for Durham against the Kent Spitfires in a Clydesdale Bank 40 match on 4 September 2010, taking 3 wickets in a 31 run defeat. He has also qualified as a cricket coach.

He is a supporter of Sunderland AFC of the English Premier League.

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